Ukulele Chords Progressions

The ukulele chord progressions are something you need to learn. It’s fun, enjoyable to listen to, and the “audience” will think you’re a good ukulele player. Even if you’re not.

On the other hand, if you are good, you will always learn something new. Therefore, this search for new and good-sounding progressions will never stop.

First of all, if you are a beginner you can read our tips below for Ukulele chords progressions. If you are a good ukulele player, we also have some tips for you.

What are Ukulele progressions?

Ukulele chord progressions are when you play one chord, then switch to a new one and so on, then start at the beginning of the progression. Normally there are 3 or 4 chords. You can play a progression over and over and it will sound great. You can also use these progressions in different songs. Some songs repeat a progression over and over. Example: La Bamba – C – F – G7

Ukulele Chords Progressions on music


In which order shall I learn the Ukulele progressions?

First of all, you can start with this because it is easy and useful:

C – F – G7

Ukulele Chords Progressions: C F G7


Then you can try:

A – D – A – E7

Ukulele Chords Progressions: A D A E7

D – G – D – A7

Ukulele Chords Progressions: D G D A7 (2)

C – Am – F – G7

Ukulele Chords Progressions: C Am F G7 (2)

Am – Dm – Am – E7

Ukulele Chords Progressions: Am Dm Am E7

Dm –I’ve read that some people also call this the saddest chord on the Ukulele:

Dm – A7 – Dm – Gm – Dm – A7 – Dm – A7

Ukulele Chords Progressions: Dm A7 Gm

Tips for finding progressions

We encourage you to visit other great Ukulele sites on the web to find recommendations for good progressions. There are many of them out there, but remember that not all of them are good or useful.

Anyway, learn some different progressions in addition to the ones above and enjoy. Finally, it’s very comfortable to just relax and play some progressions on the ukulele and let your mind flow.

There are some websites you might want to visit to learn progressions. You can also find documents with chords for printing here:

Bytown Ukulele Group


Ukulele Progressions

Circle Of Fifths.

What is the Circle Of Fifths? Well, you can see it as a musical road map, and the Circle Of Fifths is a way to represent the relationship between the 12 tones found in western music.

  • You can use the Circle as is to immediately tell you what chords go well together in any specific Key.
  • You can use the Circle as a transposing tool.

Read about it at this link to GotAUkulele!

Circle of Fifths

Some more information at these links:

The Circle Of Fifths theory. (Pdf) and the explanation.

Baritone Circle Of Fifths.

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